YogaPalooza Begins July 1!

It’s time!

YogaPalooza 2019 starts on Monday, July 1.

It’s our 12th annual summertime celebration of Yoga.  It’s our dozenth!

8 Weeks.  20 Classes.

The most YogaPalooza ever!

Every YogaPalooza class has a unique focus. Some classic. Some funky. Some sparkfully challenging. Some restfuliciously grounding.

Plus, three guest instructors will join me this year, bringing their special Yoga spirits to YogaPalooza with three classes prepared especially for you.

If you’ve never experienced YogaPalooza … it’s my time to share special classes, following classic and not-so-classic Yoga themes. All in the spirit of bringing balance and ease.

And, it’s summer … time to lie back, watch the clouds drift by, and enjoy the moment. So, classes can get a little irreverent. A little goofy, too. Just bringing that easy summertime feeling to the mat.

This year’s YogaPalooza 2019 calendar is a mix of YogaPalooza favorites, a few old classes that have been freshened up, and some shiny, brand new ones!

(The current session runs through Wednesday, June 19. No classes next week – the week of June 25.)

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YogaPalooza Winds Down: Warriors With Heart & Soul

When YogaPalooza 2018 started two months — and 18 classes — ago, it seemed like summer would go on forever. Now, just two classes left before we fold up our 11th annual YogaPalooza summer session.

And, what a summer! It rained and rained and rained. Then it didn’t rain. Then it rained again. (Once it even rained inside the studio … just one of those unexpected YogaPalooza surprises!) We had a record number of classes, three Saturday morning practices, and two wonderful guest instructors. And, three people joined me at every class – well, there’s two classes left, so let’s see if they make it to 20 and their special reward!

And, now here we are. Summer’s nearly gone.

First, thank you.

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YogaPalooza Saturday! “Earth, Wind, & Fire”

There’s still a little YogaPalooza left before we wrap up the summer!

And, the last of our three special Saturday classes is tomorrow – August 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for some Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, reminds us that we are made up of elements: earth … wind … and fire.  Those are the elements that make up everything – people, trees, bears, frogs  …

High Five, Cats! You’re Earth, Wind, & Fire, Too!

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YogaPalooza This Week: “All You Nidra Is Love”

If YogaPalooza had a Yin and Yang pair of classes – two classes that together reflect both the lively spirit of Yang energy and the quiet relaxing energy of Yin – these would fit the bill.

This week at YogaPalooza … Yin and Yang. Monday starts with the lively high-spirited “Yang’iest” class of the summer …

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YogaPalooza: Happy Hips & “Min’Yasa”

I love all of YogaPalooza’s classes, but this week brings two of my favorites!

Monday, August 6 ~ Happy Hips, 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Do I love this class because it focuses on bringing ease and flexibility to the hips – the hub that connects upper and lower body, the structure that gives us both stability and movement, and the area especially prone to wear-and-tear and aches-and-pains?

Well, yes, but …

Do I love this class because – year-in and year-out – you tell me you love it, too?

Well, yes, but …

Or, do I love this class because it gives me the chance to, once a year, post this …

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YogaPalooza! Wake Up Your Saturday with Lemonade Yoga

YogaPalooza 2018 has three Saturday morning Yoga classes on tap for your summer, and the first one is tomorrow, July 28!

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Join Christina for a 9:30 a.m. morning class she’s dubbed “Lemonade Yoga.”  We’d love to squeeze you and your mat in.  (Lemonade humor.)

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YogaPalooza This Week: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 Roll Your Mat Onto The Floor!

Tune up your mat, because YogaPalooza enters Week 3 and there are four – 1, 2, 3, 4! – different classes to tell you about and they all have a summery vibe.

Maybe one, or two, or all four! will fit your schedule. Join us, won’t you?

Here’s the skinny on all four of this week’s classes …

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YogaPalooza: How “Flow” Can You Go?

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means “to place in a special way.”

Or, more simply … it means “to flow” from pose to pose with mindfulness.

While some Yoga traditions translate Vinyasa on the mat into a seriously sweaty form of exercise, that sort of misses the point.

Vinyasa uses breath and mindfulness and drishti (steady gaze) to connect the movement of the practice regardless of how sweaty and fast or how gently and slowly you move. The intensity of the practice is up to you.

And, although there’s nothing wrong with Sun Salutations, Vinyasa practice can be much more than Sun Salutations, too!

This week in YogaPaloozaVille, how “flow” can you go?

Monday, July 16 ~ Vinyasa: Rock

We start from our rock – Tadasana, Mountain.

Wait. What Was That?

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